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Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners fall to No. 12 in this week’s AP Poll

Oklahoma fell eight spots in the AP Poll after a pair of road losses.

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

After suffering a pair of road losses to unranked opponents, the Oklahoma Sooners fell eight spots to No. 12 in this week’s AP Poll. The Kansas Jayhawks, Oklahoma’s Tuesday opponent, moved up to No. 5 this week.

Considering how lackluster OU looked at times last week, a fall to No. 12 isn’t so bad, is it? It’s also probably fair considering how good the Big 12 is from top to bottom. The league currently has four of the top 15 teams in this week’s rankings, as No. 7 West Virginia and No. 14 Texas Tech rounded things out for the Big 12.

A win on Tuesday would vault Oklahoma right back into the conversation for a high tournament seed and potentially even a Big 12 title. Kansas is still Kansas, but Kansas is vulnerable. Then again, Bill Self pulls a rabbit out of his hat every time that appears to be the case. Nevertheless, I actually think Trae Young and Oklahoma will pull it off in Norman on Tuesday. I also have a bad feeling that I’m going to be so, so wrong, but whatever.

AP Poll

  1. Villanova
  2. Virginia
  3. Purdue
  4. Duke
  5. Kansas
  6. Michigan State
  7. West Virginia
  8. Xavier
  9. Cincinnati
  10. North Carolina
  11. Arizona
  12. Oklahoma
  13. Ohio State
  14. Texas Tech
  15. Gonzaga
  16. St. Mary’s
  17. Wichita State
  18. Clemson
  19. Auburn
  20. Florida
  21. Arizona State
  22. Tennessee
  23. Nevada
  24. Rhode Island
  25. Michigan